After graduating with her Master’s of Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Laura returned to Austin in 2011. While in Madison, Laura worked in Marketing and Development at Madison Opera and completed her Master’s thesis, entitled, “Composing a New Business Model: The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Redefines Value.” Before moving to Wisconsin, Laura was highly involved in the arts in Austin, working as the Associate Director of Finance at Austin Lyric Opera and as the Business Manager for the St. Idiot Collective. Laura also sang in the chorus at ALO and was the Soprano Section Leader/Soloist at the Lakeway Church. Previously, Laura has worked in Finance/Accounting at the Dallas Theater Center.
Laura is also a proud graduate of Texas A&M, where she received her Bachelor’s of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude and with honors. Upon returning to Austin, Laura spent two years at Dell, most recently as the Lead Pricing Manager for North American Consumer Desktops. Currently, Laura has blended her non profit arts and technology backgrounds as the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Arts & Cultural Solutions at Blackbaud, the number one provider of software to non profits.
Laura is married to her awesome husband, David, who is the choir director at Anderson High School, and is the proud stepmom of two talented teenage girls.